About 9 km from the Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre on the road towards Wairoa this track begins on the uphill side of the road. It rises through rock bluffs and huge boulders in the forest to a platform which gives a spectacular view of Lake Waikaremoana and Panekire Bluff. The reason for the lake’s name, “sea of dashing waters” is sometimes apparent from up here when strong winds whip up the lake’s surface.
Lou’s Lookout and the track up to it lie on a massive landslide from the end of Ngamoko (the peak to the east of the lookout) 2,200 years ago.
5 reviews with the most recent first
Harriet and Paul
Superb place! It was an utterly beautiful area and the view from Lou's lookout was lovely. Very atmospheric when the mist comes in over the mountain, a place not to be missed.
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Beautiful spot with a nice view.
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Very nice walk full of different little paths with cliffs and rocks. Perfect to relax after the Great Walk.
Really nice, short but definitely worth it, not boring at all.
A short and fairly constant climb to an absolutely panoramic view of the lake. Highly recommended.